A Dental Filling Can Help Your Smile

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If you have a cavity, Dr.Holly Krystek may recommend a dental filling in Muscatine, Iowa, to repair your tooth. Our dentists will remove the damaged section of tooth and fill the area with the dental filling material. At our office, we utilize composite dental fillings, which are tooth colored.

What are the benefits of composite dental fillings?
Composite dental fillings are very aesthetic. This is because they can be very closely matched to the color of your existing teeth. Composite dental filling material is versatile and can also be used to repair chipped, broken, or worn down teeth. Tooth-colored dental fillings do not require as much tooth preparation as other filling materials. Because of this, you can keep more of your natural tooth structure. Composite dental fillings chemically bond to the tooth, which provides further support.

How are composite dental fillings placed?
Before placing your dental filling, our dentists will numb the area. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and the area is tested to make sure that all damaged material has been taken out. The area is then cleaned of bacteria and debris. Your composite filling is then placed in layers. As each layer is applied, it is cured and hardened with a special light. Once all of the layers are in place, our dentists will shape, trim, and polish the dental filling.

For more information and to schedule your next visit, we encourage you to contact our dental office today. We are thrilled to serve you and your smile!